Three Kings: Cork, Kilkenny, Tipperary - The Battle for Hurling SupremacyHardback
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- Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 256 pages
- Dimensions: 160mm x 234mm x 25mm | 476g
- Publication date: 15 August 2008
- Publication City/Country: Dublin
- ISBN 10: 1847171028
- ISBN 13: 9781847171023
- Illustrations note: 35 colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 443,172
The old rivalries between these three counties are around as long as the GAA itself, and as hard-fought and intensely felt now as any time over the past hundred and twenty years. This book honours that great tradition and celebrates the wins and losses that brought excitement, pain and intensity to the followers of these three counties. The book also examines how it is that these three kings rise to the top year after year. These hurling moments live on in the imagination and in conversation, forever being honed and revisited. The best sporting moments in the lives of hurling followers. The careers of the star players - Ring, Doyle, Keher, Carey, Barry-Murphy, O hAilpin, Shefflin, and more - are followed here in loving detail. This is the full story of these three amazing counties - the highlights, rivalries and the greatest matches are explored in all their fervour and desperation. Illustrated with action-packed photos.
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Ralph Riegel lives in Cork. He has worked as a journalist for several newspapers including The Cork Examiner, The Evening Echo, The Evening Herald and The Sunday Independent and is the southern correspondent for The Irish Independent. He is also a regular contributor to RTE, BBC and TV3 and to British newspapers including the (London) Independent and The Daily Telegraph.